Discover the beauty and charm of Lake Lure. Relax on one of our covered tour boats while your skipper guides you past local attractions and landmarks such as the locations used in filming the popular Dirty Dancing and the recently restored historic 1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa. Listen to the legends, and learn about the natural and cultural history of Hickory Nut Gorge, home to Lake Lure, North Carolina.Tour Boat Photo June 2015

Hourly tour tickets are sold at the Marina and sold on a first come first serve basis the day of the tour. Tours depart at the top of the hour and we must have at least 6 passengers to conduct any tour. We’re sorry, but no pets are allowed on tours.

2015 Hours

March: Daily from 10am-5pm

April through May: Weekdays: 11am-5pm / Weekends: 11am-6pm

June through August: Weekdays: 11am-6pm / Weekends: 10am-6pm

September through October: 11am-5pm / Seven days per week

November:  TBA

Seniors (62+)

Please contact the Marina at 828.625.1373 concerning group (10 + passengers) pricing for the hourly tour.

Tour Boat 2015

2015 Box Lunch Cruise – Groups (10+) Only

Enjoy a light lunch while cruising around the lake. This cruise includes a tour of the lake and a boxed lunch with a deli sandwich, chips, drink, and dessert. Lunch orders must be placed at least 3 days in advance. Reservations are required for this tour.

Memorial Day through Labor Day- Monday through Friday

Adults and Seniors:  $25

2015 Dinner Cruise


The only one of its kind! Join us for a cruise of the lake followed by dinner at a local restaurant. Departure times vary with the sunset. The cost of the meal is not included in the ticket price. The boat returns to the Marina at approximately 9pm. This cruise is adults only (21+). Reservations are required no later than 3pm the day of the cruise.

May through September- Fridays and Saturdays Only (No Holidays)

Adults (21+):  $25

Lake Lure Tours (Click for map)
2930 Memorial Hwy
Lake Lure, NC 28746

Phone: (828) 625-1373   Fax: (828) 625-2889

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